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Overnight Patient Observer

Company: VPNE Parking Solutions
Location: Worcester
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:VPNE Parking Solutions is a family-owned, fun, and rapidly growing company headquartered in the Greater Boston Area. We are the parking and transportation business partner to the most prestigious health-care institutions, commercial property owners and developers, financial institutions, and hospitality companies. We promote growth from within and instill our company's family values in an ever-expanding business. Our employees are energetic, friendly, and proactive in helping VPNE build its brand.Are you a dedicated professional who thrives in a fun, fast-paced, team-oriented environment? Are you interested in joining a community of employees who are spirited, driven, and diverse?If so, park yourself at VPNE Parking Solutions. We are a recognized leader in the hospitality industry, looking for people like you to help us drive our clients' business and build their brand. Apply today to jump-start your future!The role of the Patient Care Support (PCS) Companion (Patient Observer) is to provide constant safety observation of a patient identified to be at risk for causing unintentional injury to him/herself or interfering with his/her care. Patients requiring a Care Companion (formerly called a sitter) could be confused, experiencing symptoms of drug/alcohol withdrawal, at a high risk for falling or at risk for elopement.Responsibilities:The Patient Observer functions under the direction of the registered nurse responsible for the care of the patient and in accordance with the individualized needs of the patient. Nursing care is provided to the patient by nursing staff.

  • Reports to the nursing office for assignment.
  • Communicates any change of assignment to the nursing office.
  • Performs patient observation as assigned
  • Documents patients behavior using the appropriate form/tool
  • Obtains appropriate information at the start of the shift in regard to care from Registered Nurse
  • Patient conversation guidelines should be adhered to
  • Monitors the safety of the patient and maintains safe environment as directed by the registered nurse for ex: maintains safety position in room when appropriate. (i.e., back to door) and keeps patients in sight at all times.
  • Monitors patient for escalating behavior.
  • Accompanies the patient to the bathroom and testing as needed.
  • Demonstrates proficiency with the use of bed alarms.
  • Patient's clothing and belongings will be placed in the patient's closet away from the patient.
  • Demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to provide direct care to patients under the direct supervision of licensed personnel.
  • Observes and reports patient's status and needs to nurse.
  • Remains on duty until relieved by oncoming coverage or Nurse discontinues coverage.The Care Companion does not watch patients that are at risk for suicideQualifications:Years of Experience: Entry LevelLanguage Skills: Proficient in English both verbally and writtenRequirements:
    • Safeguarding
      • Safeguards the privacy and security of patient information. The employee complies will policies and procedures relating to the hospital's privacy and security programs.
      • Brings potential compliance issues to a manager, supervisor, director or VP.
      • Patient and Family Centered Care
        • Conveys respect for values, preferences, and expressed needs of the patient and family.
        • Communicates and collaborates effectively with patients, families to promote patient health and well-being.
        • Age & Culture
          • Considers the individual needs of each person with whom they interact.
          • Interacts with sensitivity in the delivery of care/services of diverse populations as needed.
          • Reports to work in proper uniform as per departmental standards and/or hospital policy.
          • All Clinical Patient Support colleagues will maintain a professional, courteous attitude toward patient, co-workers and all departments daily.
          • Safety Awareness
            • Fosters a "Culture of Safety" through personal ownership and commitment to a safe environment.
            • Demonstrates proper body mechanics in all functions.
            • Understands individual role/responsibilities in the event of a hospital code. (e.g., Code Green, Code Red)
            • Performs proper handwashing per CDC guidelines.
            • Utilizes Chain of Command to communicate any identified patient or staff safety risks.
            • Reports patient status to oncoming staff in respectful, professional manner.
            • Is able to access payroll and manage personal clocking and calendar in Time PC Application.Benefits:
              • Paid weekly
              • Medical, Dental, Vision
              • 401K with up to a 5% match
              • Commuter benefits
              • Childcare benefits
              • Discount programs
              • Short-term disability
              • Accident insurance
              • Life insurance#INDHSS

Keywords: VPNE Parking Solutions, Worcester , Overnight Patient Observer, Other , Worcester, Massachusetts

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